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Leah Remini to film episode in Clearwater’s oldest Baptist church

Discussion in 'Breaking and Major News about Scientology' started by Glenda, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Glenda

    Glenda Crusader

    From the Bunker.

    This is delicious. And big! :)

    Thank you Pastor Willy Rice.

    Excerpts from Pastor Willy Rice's letter to his congregation:

  2. Churchill

    Churchill Gold Meritorious Patron

    Just in:

    Leah Remini's Docu-Series received two Emmy Nominations minutes ago.
  3. arcxcauseblows

    arcxcauseblows Patron Meritorious

    Can't wait to see this! Filming in a church next door is brilliant!

    I wish they could get Hubbard's daughter Alexis on the show I'd love to hear that story!
  4. Glenda

    Glenda Crusader

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
  5. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    Oh dear.

    Pastor’s ‘premature’ announcement of July 22 event causes A&E to cancel ‘Aftermath’ taping
  6. Little David

    Little David Gold Meritorious Patron

    CLEARWATER — In an unprecedented public condemnation by a local religious organization about the Church of Scientology, Calvary Baptist Church Pastor Willy Rice declared Wednesday that the "community has been tormented by this Goliath for far too long."

    "Someone has to pick up a rock and a slingshot and trust God with the results," Rice wrote in a blog post that has since been removed from the Calvary website. "We believe we are in a unique position in this community and should try to help."

    To expose "the cult's dangerous, deceptive and abusive practices," Calvary Baptist had committed to allow A&E's Emmy-nominated Scientology and the Aftermath series to film a public forum in its worship center July 22. However, on Thursday, A&E senior vice president Dan Silberman said the network never arranged for such a town hall and none will be held.

    Silberman said the show's producers talked about filming private interviews at Calvary, but not in a public format. Silberman said, to his knowledge, A&E was not pressured by Scientology.

  7. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    Written with dignity and truth, well done.

  8. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    July 22 Aftermath Event at Clearwater's oldest Baptist Church has been cancelled.

    Tony Ortega: Pastor’s ‘premature’ announcement of July 22 event causes A&E to cancel ‘Aftermath’ taping


    Statement by Clearwater Calvary Baptist Church on cancellation of Scientology community forum announced for July 22nd

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    Pastor Willy's Blog - Complete Post


    July 22nd Community Forum Cancelled

    Earlier this week, after several weeks of conversation between Calvary and the producers of the A&E series Scientology: The Aftermath, Calvary announced that we had agreed, at their request, to hold an open meeting for the public in Clearwater featuring Leah Remini and Mike Rinder. Late this afternoon, July 13th, we received word that the producers of the series had decided not to hold this forum. Therefore, we regret to announce that the event we had announced for Saturday, July 22nd featuring Mike Rinder and Leah Remini will not be held as planned.

    We would like to make it clear that this decision to cancel was not made by Calvary and it certainly did not come as a result of any outside pressure on us. Calvary has a long history, as Clearwater’s oldest church, of standing for the gospel and countering what we believe are the false and destructive teachings of Scientology. We will continue to faithfully defend the gospel and expose what we believe are the dangerous errors of Scientology.

    While we regret that we will not be hosting this event on July 22nd we will continue to explore opportunities in the future that will help the people of our community better understand what we believe are the erroneous teachings of this cult and shine a light on its harmful practices.

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  9. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

  10. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Here's a link to a video recording from July 23'rd from Calvary Church in Clearwater. Pastor Willy addresses the Scientology issue from 3:41 of the video to 11:28

    Tony Ortega wrote about it as well this morning:

    He even addressed the Scientologists who might have been sitting there amongst his congregation.

    Some of the stuff he says is hilarious.

    The congregation laughed when Pastor Willy said:

    Here's one of the comments cross-posted from the Bunker this morning:

    The Pastor announced that they WILL be having an event there in the future with regards to Scientology. This may or may not be in coordination with Leah's show "Scientology and the Aftermath", and he discusses this all in the video linked to above.
  11. Gib

    Gib Crusader

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  12. Free Being Me

    Free Being Me Crusader

  13. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP